The Kolmogorov Lecture and Medal
The Kolmogorov Lecture is given annually by distinguished researchers in the field of theoretical computer science,or related mathematical sciences, who made outstanding contributions to developing research directions initiated by Andrei N. Kolmogorov. This is a public lecture on their work delivered at the University of London.
Andrei Kolmogorov, 1903 - 1987, made fundamental contributions to probability theory, statistics, analysis, mathematical logic, the theory of algorithms, information theory, the theory of dynamic systems, and many other areas of mathematics, mechanics, and physics. His discoveries completely changed many of these areas. He was a brilliant teacher, with many of his students and followers continuing his groundbreaking work.
The first Kolmogorov Lecture was presented in 2003 by Ray Solomonoff. The latest Kolmogorov Lecture was presented in 2010 by Robert Merton (Harvard Business School), winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics. The abstract of Prof. Merton's talk can be found here.